Students in grades 6-12 at Weatherford Christian School participated recently in an Engineering Day, studying physics and mechanical engineering using a medieval catapult built by James Smith, an engineer from Lockheed Martin who also hosted the event. Smith even dressed the part, in honor of Spirit Week which was being held this week to celebrate WCS Homecoming.
Students discussed what made the catapult work, how it could be altered to adjust the throws and also discussed history of catapults. Each class formed teams and launched water-balloons, softballs and soccer balls to test their theories as well as their skills and winners for distance and height were announced at the school's bonfire.
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